LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The GOP were all open arms with this new system, and soon the Democrats needed to sign on to remain competitive.
We now have a Congress responsive to whomever is forthcoming with big money, and our democracy has become an oligarchy. The only solution is to outlaw large donations — completely. Corporations can still have lobbyists, but without the allure of large money to support their position. This will allow everyone to have a voice in our democracy again. By placing a limit on the donations of our citizens, say $50 or
$100, we would all have a voice in our government. There is no place in a democracy for the insane logic proffered by the Supreme Court in Citizens United. rejected the scientific evidence on climate change as propaganda produced by the $1.5 trillion subsidy that the “Climate Industrial Complex” receives from George Soros and other leftist billionaires.
That bit of fantasy sounds like it came from the same myth machine that gave us the thing about Hillary Clinton and the pedophiles.
And considering the preponderance of evidence for climate change, expecting Todd to give equal credence to climate deniers is like expecting a grape on a platform of a balance scale to be level with a watermelon on the other platform.
What else should we expect from the people who ignore the lies their president says every day as acceptable from our president? tion, I have seen multiple times when the citizens of the U.S. have made bad choices, many times based on race. No one stopped Andrew Jackson even when the Supreme Court ruled that seizing Native American citizens’ property and marching them to Oklahoma (then not a state). No one stopped Franklin D. Roosevelt from imprisoning Japanese-Americans and having them lose property.
Now we are doing it again. The Dixiecrats and old Klan members who now claim to be Republicans are waging another war to keep out Mexicans that are essential to California. Why them, when we gave asylum to Cubans from Castro? Several are now U.S. senators.
I would point out that this is un-Christian except those who are Repuiblican already don’t practice Christianity as taught by Christ. What to do? Forget them. Do what is right. We have so much; we consume 67 percent of everything produced in the world. (look it up) We just celebrated Christmas. Be generous, not greedy. DEMOCRATS CAN BE AS BAD AS REPUBLICANS
On Gene Robke’s letter about voter fraud, it’s interesting how he will claim that the only voter fraud going on is in Republican states, that only Republicans are doing this to make sure we win or something. Meanwhile does he have proof that we are? To him and many other Democrats they want us Republicans to believe that we are too dumb or something to do the right thing, while they are all smart and prefect and all that they will always do right.
Democrats can be just as bad as the Republicans. Donald Trump has been doing a good job and will continue to do, even though Democrats are doing their level best to go after him, saying he’s this and that, but show no proof or evidence.
– Lee Knohl, Evanston – Ray Hollmann, Fairview Heights CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT PROPAGANDA
– Lori Felts, Worden
After hearing on National Public Radio that Breitbart News complained about Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press” story “Climate Crisis” not having any input from climate change deniers, I decided to check the nature of the complaint.
In a lengthy article, Breitbart’s executive editor James Delingpole OUR LAZINESS WILL HURT US MAKE AMERICA DEMOCRATIC AGAIN
The time is coming quickly when our laziness as citizens will hurt us. I know how it is; during my career years I too was most concerned about my job and family. I didn’t look long term.
But that is like not saving a dime.
In my time and educa-
In the ’50s and ’60s our congressmen were available to hear the voices of their citizens. Starting in the ’70s a flood of lobbyists descended on Washington, D.C., followed by a flood of large campaign donations by corporations.
– Joseph Reichert, Belleville